If we don't get rain we get fire

Most people have been enjoying the weather this summer, and the interior of British Columbia was experiencing a heat wave for a week or two. When I went to ask when the next rain fall will be likely be there was some presence that interfered, and her intentions were clear; she was enjoying the sunshine.

I was quite annoyed by this, and spoke into the space inbetween, "if we don't get rain we get fire" three or four times that evening. The next day forest fires were evident, and two days after that the skies over our city were a smokey haze. Health authorities issued air-quality advisory to the area.

Four or Five days ago I caught the scent of rain coming. Since the forest fire about 45 minutes from my town was still not under control I asked for increased intensity as I've done in the past. And, seeded the storm over the next few days. An incredible yearning came over me at one point while seeding, and it pulled vigorously, invigorating my emotional and physical states.

The storm arrived yesterday, and only lasted 25-30 minutes. It was enough to flash flood most of the city, and at least 3 others including the tiny highway town beside the forest blaze. As far as I've heard no one was hurt, but there has been a lot of damage done.

A quote from the news

"A torrential storm made its mark felt across much of British Columbia over the course of 12 hours Wednesday.

It started in Kamloops, where a cell of torrential rain caused flash flooding, turning roads into rivers and flooding basements.

But the storm soon spread to the Shuswap, the Okanagan, and eventually the Kootenays, causing torrential mudslides, thunderstorms, and downed Hydro poles.

Global BC meteorologist Yvonne Schalle says thunderstorms at this time of year aren’t uncommon – but the intensity of today’s weather was noteworthy."

Not too surprising I have mixed emotions. I don't anticipate CF 18 hornets this time round though due to recent Russian activity around the arctic.